|Date||4 October 2015|
|Result||D 2 - 2|
GS: Ollie Ashdown 42,53-F,F CARDS: GREEN: Matt Anderson, Adam Price YELLOW: Adam Price
Very rarely is there much satisfaction to be had from a 2-2 draw, especially if you were 2-0 up with nine minutes to go.
Whether it's was the undefinable determination to put right the wrongs of the previous week or whether it was the fact the team were buzzing off the vast quantities of coffee consumed at Starbucks before departure, we will never know for sure.
Meanwhile, there were sterling defensive performance from the likes of David Knapton and Andrew Jackson, the latter who seemed to spend the majority of the games diving full stretch to make last gasp tackles, and succeeding.
The second half got underway at pretty much the same frenetic pace. All of a sudden, with five minute of the second half gone, new boy Ashdown found himself at the top of the circle with a rare shooting chance.
Delight turned to sheer disbelief as Ashdown notched a second. A burst of pace down the right and a delicate touch from debutant Ethan Chapman set up Ashdown who crashed the ball home from an acute angle.
However, Bowdon are a force in the north for a reason and finally found a way past Man of the Match, Simon Hujwan, in the Sheffield goal. Hujwan saved the initial shot but was unable to keep the rebound out.
So a two goal lead was let slip away but a valuable (and possibly unexpected) point was earned. More importantly a new belief was born which will surely lead to many three pointers over the remainder of the season.